Data May Help Curb Healthcare Cost

Healthcare experts have officially begun a long-awaited dive into newly released data showing how much doctors charge and receive for treating Medicare patients.

Health care experts have officially begun a long-awaited dive into newly released data showing how much doctors charge and receive for treating Medicare patients.

Medicare is among the largest buyers of health care in America. So what the program pays doctors can offer clues about what private insurers pay, such as giving insight into less-than-transparent costs for specific medical treatments.

With more than 20 percent of insured Americans now in high-deductible plans that encourage beneficiaries to shop around, any information about costs can be helpful.

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Source: Cincinnati.com